Lightweight Conditioner For Rinse Out/Leave-In

My 3a hair is medium thickness, dense, and either medium/high porosity. It's also short (only about 4-5 inches long all over because I'm growing my hair out from a shaved head) so I like to keep my curls bouncy and not weighed down. I am currently using Suave Naturals for co-washing and that does a fine job but I use DevaCurl One Condition for my rinse out and leave-in and it's pretty expensive so I've been looking up other conditioners to use. I substituted my Suave Naturals for my leave-in yesterday and it was NOT good. My hair was a teeny-tiny bit frizzier than usual (not a huge deal) but my curls were loose and I hated it! And I felt like the DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel (which I use as my only styling product) didn't work as well as it usually does with the Suave Naturals. The gel works great with the DevaCurl One Condition. My curls are always defined and they don't get all loose and weighed down. I know DevaCurl is a love/hate thing on this site but it really has worked very well for me and I love the smell and I had actually bought the One Condition before I had even heard of the Curly Girl Method. I love the smell and think the products work wonders on my hair.

With all that said, I may be able to visit Sally's sometime soon so I want to look for some lightweight, cheap conditioner. I've heard of the GVP Conditioning Balm and Cure Care and my question is, are they heavy? Did they weigh your curls down? I would like to continue using DevaCurl but if I can find a cheap substitute than I could save a little money here and there when I need to...

And if you know of any other Curly Girl friendly conditioners that are good for rinse out and/or leave-in that don't weight or cost a ton, then please leave suggestions!
Cure Care is a light conditioner with a good hit of protein. I've used it most as a RO, but it's definitely light enough to use to cowash (I just prefer VO5 Kiwi Lime), and makes a decent LI too. I haven't tried GVPCB, but it's protein free and fairly moisture heavy.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed
Cure Care is a light conditioner with a good hit of protein. I've used it most as a RO, but it's definitely light enough to use to cowash (I just prefer VO5 Kiwi Lime), and makes a decent LI too. I haven't tried GVPCB, but it's protein free and fairly moisture heavy.
Originally Posted by Geek_Chic
Thank you! I just got Yes to Carrots. I'm gonna try that out for a rinse out and or leave-in. If it's thicker and heavier I might end up just using it as a rinse out but I won't know until tomorrow when I use it. I visit Wal-mart very often and I found it there so if it works, I may not have to make a trip to Sally's just yet but thank you so much!
I have both and have used both. My hair, however, is coarse and low porosity, so I have discovered it doesnt matter much what conditioner I use as long as it doesnt have protein. I can use a protein conditioner for a while - and then my hair acts up. I used GVP all winter - loved it, I think you could control the "heaviness" factor by using less, and using just a dot as a leave in. Cure care is good too - thinner, use a small amount as a leave in. However: it seems to me that a lot of curlies here also use Tresseme Naturals, my current fave, and Ill bet almost anyone can use that conditioner - same drill, use less, or more, depending on how easily your hair weighs down. I have also used Yes to Tomatoes - I am not sure if it still available on the ground - and although it is a conditioner to increase volume, and I liked it a lot and would use it again.
I have found other things that I want to try that I can get to easier and I'm going to try though first. The Yes to Carrots was good though. Going to use through that and the One Condition before I try anything else. I have enough to last me a while, lol.

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